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A motorhome can be a great investment for a young family but you have to make sure you enter into that investment with your eyes open. It is very difficult to separate the dream from reality. Hopefully, the information here will help.
When we were first looking for a motorhome the payload was something that didn’t even enter into the equation. It never really occurred to us that there would be a maximum limit of the amount of stuff you can take with you.
We thought you could just load these vehicles up with whatever we could fit in there and everything would be fine. After all, is that not the purpose of owning a motorhome, you can take all your stuff camping with you?
With all of us glued to screens and watching the telly, us adults have forgotten the joy that simple games can bring to a family or group of friends. When in the motorhome there is no better place to spend quality time with your children and friends.
Propane will provide 13.6kwh(kilowatt-hours) per kilogram. So a 1kw ring on our cooker should be able to burn for just over 13 and a half hours non stop and use 1kg of propane. While out and about in your motorhome, RV or campervan. Its always good to know how much gas you have with you. There […]
A motorhome is a home on wheels, they are amazing machines. Generally, they are fun and comfortable but occasionally you may get a whiff of something that shouldn’t be there. If your motorhome is a bit funky, not in the musical sense, this blog will help you to identify and eliminate smells in your motorhome, […]
Motorhome toolkit – Essential tools for Classic motorhome travel There is no doubt about it if you have a motorhome you are going to need a toolkit. Having an older motorhome can mean that there are slightly more things to deal with than you may have in a motorhome of a lesser age. I like […]
The motorhome kitchen is an important space. Choosing exactly what you put into it is very important. These are some of the accessories we have in our motorhome kitchen and some we are looking into getting to make the kitchen more versatile for our needs. As we spend time in the motorhome and gain more […]
When we first looked for a mobile home we were trying to decide between a motorhome or a caravan. Just to be clear with any readers from the US a caravan would be known as an RV trailer. A motorhome has its own engine and is basically a home on wheels carrying its own […]
Motorhomes can actually be very reliable. A well maintained and well-built motorhome can give you years of trouble-free travel. Even an ancient motorhome like ours can be surprisingly reliable. The reliability of motorhomes is a tricky subject, How reliable a motorhome is really depends on how well it has been looked after in the past […]
What’s the difference between classes of mobile homes? There are three classes of mobile homes. If you are looking for a motorhome you will be interested in a Class A or Class C. If you are interested in a campervan you will be looking for a Class B. The difference between a Campervan and a […]
Soundproofing your motorhome is an excellent way to make long drives more bearable. The engine noise can be extreme, especially in a classic older motorhome but there is a fix and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Why Soundproof a Motorhome? Why would you even want to add soundproofing? If you are searching this […]
Seatbelts in an older motorhome can be a problem. A lot of older motorhomes will not have enough seatbelts. You can retrofit seat belts into a motorhome but it is difficult. Our motorhome was manufactured in 1990. During the 1990s and up to 2007 in the UK the wearing of seatbelts in the rear of […]
Just about every motorhome I have come across has something called a three-way fridge. But what is a three-way fridge? A three-way fridge is able to run on three different types of power sources. These are mains electricity (240V AC in the UK), 12V DC from a battery and gas, using absorption technology. This […]
Keeping the water fresh in a motorhome water tank can be difficult. When we first got the motorhome I was a bit paranoid about the water system. The previous owner never used the tank for drinking from and always carried drinking water separately. This was not really an option for us as I did not […]
The subject of batteries in the motorhome is way more complicated than I first expected. Choosing a battery to suit your needs and budget can be tricky. Hopefully, this blog will be able to help a little when you get into the subject of how to power the electrics in your motorhome. Throughout this […]
Motorhomes are usually set up with a toilet and a shower. Space is limited in a motorhome toilet as are water and energy, but every time I use the shower it really refreshes me. Motorhomes do have showers. The shower in a motorhome is surprisingly good. They are not comparable to the shower you have […]
How Easy is it to Cook in a Motorhome? This is just a short overview of how we use out motorhome kitchen area. Keeping yourself fed is quite important if you want to enjoy your time away. Most motorhomes come well equipped for cooking. They will have at least a two ring burner and […]
Having mice in your motorhome can be a real problem. Mice can cause a lot of damage in your motorhome quickly. They carry disease and if the problem is large you will feel like you are being invaded. There are a few things that can be done to get rid of mice from the motorhome […]
The first time I reversed our motorhome I noticed there was something missing – a reversing camera. Although the mirrors are great and you can see almost everything there is a bit of a blind, over two meters, spot directly behind the motorhome. That is where the reversing camera comes in and lets you […]
Camping out of season has many advantages but there is a reason that it’s out of season. Is it possible to camp comfortably in a motorhome in the winter? It may be chilly to motorhome in the winter but as long as you have a good heating system there are quite a few advantages. Roads […]
So you are thinking about buying an old motorhome. No doubt it’s the price that is one of the main attractions for getting an older motorhome. Some argue that the new ones just aren’t built to the same quality. Some say that the new motorhomes have too much technology in them making them difficult to […]
After literally months of research and trying to work out what is the best battery charger for our old motorhome I finally settled on one. It was a difficult choice, weighing up power requirements, battery types, battery protection, the size of the leisure battery set up. The best battery charger for our motorhome is the […]
Just about every motorhome will have a toilet. Most modern motorhomes have quite a large space dedicated to the toilet and shower area. Motorhomes do indeed have toilets. In Europe, most of the toilets are chemical toilets that have a removable cassette to store the waste. The cassette can be emptied at a proper disposal […]
Motorhome Stuck in the Mud? How to Get Out of Mud and Avoid. If you are stuck in the mud remain calm and take it slow. Keep revving down to a minimum, in fact, no throttle is best. Try and slowly pull yourself out, sometimes second gear will be better than first but you will […]
Motorhomes are really a home from home and as such have most of the comforts you would have in your home. The great thing is you can transport those comforts to wherever you want. Motorhomes do have plug sockets. A motor home has a mains system that you would have in your home and a […]
What would cause your leisure battery to drain? The main causes of battery drain is a faulty leisure battery. The battery may be old, cold or just need to be replaced. A faulty piece of equipment such as the charger or anything connected to the leisure battery could cause a drain. This blog takes […]
What’s the difference between Butane and Propane? Operating temperature is the main difference between Propane and Butane gas. Butane will stop working at around freezing and Propane will work till about -40degree Celsius (-40 degree Fahrenheit). Propane is suited to colder climates and Butane works well in warm climates. If you are using gas indoors […]
Can a motorhome actually blow over? On a very windy night, it can certainly feel like a motorhome can blow over. But the chances of that happening are very low. If your motorhome blows over you won’t just be worried about your motorhome. I would be more worried about being blown away. The chances of […]
What’s the difference between a campervan and a motorhome? Having done years of research to find the information we needed to find our motorhome I wanted to try and cut your research time down a bit. A campervan is a van conversion that you can stay in, usually a converted commercial vehicle with basic facilities. […]
Can I keep my motorhome on my drive? it’s a question I had to ask very recently. We have enough space on the drive for the motorhome but there is no space for anything else once the motorhome is there. The quick answer is yes. You may indeed keep a motorhome on your drive unless […]
When we first got our motorhome we were so excited. Our dream of just throwing in our bedding and hitting the road quickly became way more difficult than we thought. You quickly learn you can’t just leave everything in the motorhome ready to go as things like the bedding needs cleaned, its a good idea […]
Motorhome tyres tend not to wear as much as a car tyre but they still age. As they age tyres become weak and unreliable. You do not want a tyre to go when you are driving a motorhome. Tyres have a certain safe working life. Generally around 5-6 years. Any more than that you should […]
I always wondered how costly a motorhome would be to own. Well, now we have one we are finding out that it can be quite costly. I will provide a breakdown of the costs we have incurred since we bought the motorhome. I can only speak from my experience but so far we have spent […]
Mould can be a big problem in a Motorhome. You have to be vigilant and keep an eye out for any that appears, especially in the winter. Once it’s there it can be difficult to get rid of. Mould releases spores into the air and those spores are not good for you when you breathe […]
To buy or not to buy? Should I buy an old motorhome is a question I asked myself and found I was doing a lot of research to find an answer. An old Motorhome is a risk without a doubt but with a little care, you can choose a great one. For us, the decision […]